The Thornybush Collection Community Garden Project

Two years ago The Collection initiated the construction and development of a Community Food Garden in the village of Dixie, close to the Sabi Sands Gowrie Gate and our Lodge, Simbambili.

This Food Garden, located in the grounds of the local school, helps to support six families and supplies a variety of fresh vegetables on sale to a number of Game Lodges, the families of the working staff members and contributes fresh vegetables in the school children’s diets. Supported entirely on donated funds and vegetable sales, the garden has grown through the donations received from regular donors, institutions and guests of The Thornybush Collection.

Annual Accounts for this growing Community initiative are available upon request and updated annually. For futher information, email the CEO of the Thornybush Collection : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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